Posted by Dundee 2005 (as ),
On a Sunday in August, I noticed a redness / swelling on my leg. this started to get hotter / larger and I started to feel unwell. Shivery / aching / Feverish.
I contacted NHS 24 and, resigned myself to a Sunday wait.
I quickly was connected to a call handler, who assessed what was going on. I was put on hold, while the call handler asked for advice from a "Senior Clinician". I was expecting to be told that someone would call me back and be placed in a queue. However they transferred me to a Nurse who asked some more questions around how I was feeling and when I explained I had bad cellulitis previously and, this was very similar, they said that they would like to get me checked out at the Emergency GP.
The Nurse sent my record through to the Out of hours Service here in Tayside. I was called back fairly quickly and asked to go to Kings Cross Hospital, where my leg was assessed by Dr Thomson and, I was prescribed a course of antibiotics.
I was very glad of the care that I received from Both NHS 24 and NHS Tayside Out of hours service and would like to pass on my thanks for the prompt intervention, which no doubt prevented me from ending up back in hospital in IV Antibiotics again.